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  FEMA: Wildfire
There are several safety precautions that you can take to reduce the risk of fire losses.
Protecting your home from wildfire is your responsibility.
To reduce the risk, you'll need to consider the fire resistance of your home, the topography of your property and the nature of the vegetation close by.
www.fema.gov /hazard/wildfire/index.shtm   (137 words)

  Howstuffworks "How Wildfires Work"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
But in a wildfire, where most of the fuel is made of the same sort of material, the main variable in ignition time is the ratio of the fuel's total surface area to its volume.
As mentioned before, temperature affects the sparking of wildfires, because heat is one of the three pillars of the fire triangle.
Some wildfires burn the underbrush of a forest, which can prevent a larger fire that might result if the brush were allowed to accumulate for a long time.
science.howstuffworks.com /wildfire.htm   (1903 words)

 Wildfire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A wildfire, also known as a forest fire, vegetation fire, grass fire, brush fire, peat fire ("gambut" in Indonesia), bushfire (in Australasia), or hill fire, is an uncontrolled fire often occurring in wildland areas, but which can also consume houses or agricultural resources.
In the case of the fires in southeastern France, the speed of the fire is estimated to be 3% to 8% of the speed of the wind, depending on the conditions (density and type of vegetation, slope).
Most of the Earth's weather and air pollution reside in the troposphere, the part of the atmosphere that extends from the surface of the planet to a height of between 8 and 13 kilometers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wildfire   (3620 words)

Report the areas most at risk from wildfires and let people know of the advantages of creating a fire safety zone around structures and of using fire-resistant roofing materials when building or reroofing.
Wildfires move very fast and create their own wind, helping them to move even faster.
Wildfires may have left burning embers that could reignite.
www.disastercenter.com /guide/wildfire.html   (3224 words)

Wildfire is a growing threat in the Rocky Mountain Region, where population is booming in the mountains and foothills.
The 2002 wildfire season in Colorado was the most expensive in the state's history.
Wildfire insurance costs hinge on a number of factors, including the number of primary homes in the area (as compared to vacation homes and cabins), their estimated value and the amount of insurance coverage on the properties.
www.rmiia.org /Catastrophes_and_Statistics/Wildfire.htm   (1319 words)

 Wildfire for PC Review - PC Wildfire Review
Wildfire can be tense and challenging, but the control and camera problems are like big thorns in your side, twisted repeatedly.
The concept of fighting wildfires lends itself well to the real-time strategy format since these fires are inherently dramatic and fast paced.
Wildfire is a budget game, and frankly it shows in the plain Jane presentation.
www.gamespot.com /pc/strategy/wildfire/review.html   (865 words)

 Wildfire in Ohio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Each year an average of 1,000 wildfires burn 4,000 to 6,000 acres of forest and grassland within Ohio’s forest fire protection district, which corresponds mostly to the state’s unglaciated hill country.
These wildfires are attributed primarily to the careless burning of debris and household litter and arson and result in untold damage to trees and landscape, water quality, improvements such as fences and outbuildings, and place people and their homes at significant risk.
Wildfire protection in Ohio had its origins in southern Ohio in the early 1920s.
www.dnr.state.oh.us /forestry/fire/wildfire.htm   (1043 words)

 Wildfire by Zane Grey : Arthur's Classic Novels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Wildfire's about as smart as any man. He was born wild, an' his dam was born wild, an' there you have it.
Wildfire had grazed up the canyon, keeping on and on, and he was likely to go miles in a night.
Wildfire had run for a mile, then slowed down to a trot, and he had circled to get back to the trail he had left.
arthursclassicnovels.com /arthurs/grey/wldfr10.html   (20206 words)

 Jive Software: Instant Messaging
Wildfire is the award-winning, open alternative to proprietary instant messaging.
Wildfire is available as Open Source under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
Wildfire Enterprise is delivered as a plug-in to the Open-Source core product and is available under a commercial license agreement.
www.jivesoftware.com /products/wildfire   (270 words)

 Environment Writer -- Wildfires   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Wildfire is a natural process necessary to the functioning of many ecosystems — but it can be both destructive and deadly.
Wildfire came as a surprise to the gorgeous urban hills above Oakland and Berkeley, California, on October 20, 1991.
The timber industry tends to view wildfires as a waste of good timber, while others view suppression of remote fires that threaten neither lives or property as a potential waste of firefighters’ lives.
www.nsc.org /ehc/ew/disaster/wildfire.htm   (1876 words)

 Wildfire TV Show - Wildfire Television Show - TV.com
More Pictures "Wildfire" follows eighteen-year-old Kris Furillo who, after serving time at a teen detention center, is given the opportunity to start a new life.
Wildfire follows Kris Furillo,who comes to work at the raintree farm as part of a parole program and makes friends and enemmies.Soon she is swept up into a new world of love, mystery,and heartbreak.How will she survive in this newfound cutthroat world?
Wildfire is about a teen who is hoping to win races with her horse Wildfire.
www.tvtome.com /tvtome/servlet/ShowMainServlet/showid-7281/Wildfire   (418 words)

 Jive Software: Wildfire Server   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Wildfire is an enterprise instant messaging (EIM) server dual-licensed under the Open Source GPL and commercially.
Wildfire is incredibly easy to setup and administer, but offers rock-solid security and performance.
For more detailed information about Wildfire and Wildfire Enterprise (the commercial plug-in to the Open Source edition), visit jivesoftware.com.
www.jivesoftware.org /wildfire   (142 words)

 Amazon.com: Wildfire: Books: Kenneth W. Goddard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The Wildfire Conspiracy, hiring an assassin whose killing blows are too fast for the human eye to follow and whose double-barreled rifle has bores fit for cannon rounds, aims to take out Lightstone's crew as well.
For their latest adventure in accidental timing (or is it simply dumb luck?), they pick up the trail of the corporate doom meisters from the International Commission for Environmental Restoration (ICER), whose plans to terrorize the worldwide Green movement Lightstone and his team thought they had thwarted in Prey (1992).
Wildfire's man, a six-foot-ten-inch cipher known only as Riser, is the angel of death, but he meets his match in Lightstone and company.
www.amazon.com /Wildfire-Kenneth-W-Goddard/dp/0312854242   (889 words)

 Could a Western wildfire be the country's next Katrina? | By Jeff Nachtigal | Grist | Main Dish | 15 Feb 2006
The cost of fighting wildfires is enormous -- the Biscuit fire required $153 million in suppression costs alone -- but for people whose homes and lives are destroyed, the losses are incalculable.
Increasingly, emergency planners who develop wildfire strategies at the local, regional, and national levels are realizing that knowing exactly who is at risk and where they live is critical.
The next question was obvious: "Where are the poor communities at risk to wildfire, and can we tell if they are receiving assistance, both financial and technical?" She set out to find the answer, along with partners from the U.S. Forest Service and the National Network of Forest Practitioners.
www.grist.org /news/maindish/2006/02/15/nachtigal   (2076 words)

 Orange - Wildfire Withdrawal
In addition, calls to Wildfire will be free from 1st June to 1st July to allow customers to record all their contacts without incurring charges.
When Wildfire launched five years ago, it was an innovative service offering Orange customers the opportunity to access voice messages.
All Orange customers who use Wildfire were contacted by letter to advise them that the service was being withdrawn and they’re now being contacted to advise them of the one month extension.
www1.orange.co.uk /wildfire   (249 words)

Publishers Weekly called the book "an evenhanded, lucid re-creation of catastrophe and its aftermath." The fire, which initially appeared to be a quick suppression effort with a bit of mop-up, spiraled out of control into a disaster fire that burned over 9,000 acres.
Krenn says the pattern of firebreaks that were cut along the southern flank of the wildfire set up favorable conditions for a prescribed burn.
One factor that increases the wildfire threat is the growing number of new homes in the wildland/urban interface; about 8.4 million new homes, or 60 percent of new homes, were built in the interface during the 1990s.
www.wildfirenews.com   (4186 words)

 Amazon.com: Wildfire - Season One: DVD: John Behring,Holly Dale,Rachel Talalay,Bradford May,Rob Thompson (VII)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Anyway, "Wildfire" was a show originally developed for the WB network that eventually became the first in a growing line of succesfull original drama series for the ABC Family Channel.
It is here that she, along with wildfire - a horse from her days in juvie - finally is able to shed her past and live like a normal teenager just trying to survive.
Wildfire is one of the first original series by the ABC Family channel, and is really a quality show.
www.amazon.com /Wildfire-Season-One-Rachel-Talalay/dp/B000CRR3OC   (1504 words)

 Topical Words: Wildfire
In the thirteenth century, the same word became the usual English way to speak about the invention otherwise called Greek fire—a mixture of inflammable substances that was a precursor to napalm—easy to light but as hard to put out as any bushfire.
The link with lightning resurfaced at the end of the seventeenth century, when the word was used for that curious phenomenon in which lightning flashes but no thunder is heard, better known as summer lightning.
But our current sense of wildfire, for something that moves as fast as a fire in dry country, seems to be owed to Shakespeare, who used it in The Rape of Lucrece for an enchanting storyteller “Whose words like wildfire burnt the shining glory / Of rich-built Ilion”.
www.worldwidewords.org /topicalwords/tw-wil1.htm   (416 words)

 FLASH: Federal Alliance for Safe Home
Each year, thousands of acres of wildland and many homes are destroyed by fires that can erupt at any time of the year.
Wildfires begin through a variety of causes, including arson, lightning, and debris burning.
Adding to the fire hazard is the growing number of people living in new communities built in areas that were once wildland.
www.flash.org /activity.cfm?currentPeril=8   (110 words)

 "Wildfire" (1986)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
"Wildfire" is perhaps the best of all animated programs produced during the 1980s.
The most heroic of Dar-Shan's horses is Wildfire, a wise stallion who was a loyal companion of Sara's mother (the Queen of Dar-Shan and Diabolyn's sister, who died during childbirth).
Sara returns periodically to help Dar-Shan when it is in trouble with Wildfire usually being the ultimate weapon of 'Good'.
us.imdb.com /title/tt0203275/combined   (422 words)

 American Red Cross
If you are warned that a wildfire is threatening your area, listen to your battery-operated radio for reports and evacuation information.
When wildfire threatens, you won't have time to shop or search for supplies.
Wildfire and other types of disasters--hurricane, flood, tornado, ealthquake, hazardous matenals spill, winter storm--can strike quickly and without warning.
www.redcross.org /services/disaster/0,1082,0_594_,00.html   (1469 words)

 2006 14B Wildfire Xplosion Coach Michael Hunt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
This 14B Wildfire team will be organized with the goal of solidifying fundamentals and improving individual skills that will allow each player to contribute substantially to the team's success.
Tryouts will determine the team's composition but I anticipate the core of the team to be comprised of "younger" 14's with the goal of keeping as many players as possible together for a 14A team the following year.
I coached the 10u Wildfire team in 2003, finishing 2nd in state in both USSSA and ASA, with a top half finish at USSSA nationals.
eteamz.active.com /coloradowildfiresoftball/index.cfm?league=1496653&subsite=3317902   (382 words)

 Wildfire Parties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Wildfire’s “Club Supper” menu is perfect for party groups.
This family style menu is a festive way to pass around and share Wildfire signature dishes.
Closed to the public for lunch, Wildfire Chicago is the perfect alternative to host your next corporate or social daytime event.
www.leye.com /parties/parties_wildfire.htm   (281 words)

 Wildfire in Oregon
A comprehensive primer for homeowners to prepare and respond to wildfire.
A partnership that focuses on wildfire prevention and education in central Oregon.
Wildfire preparation/prevention information aimed at urban areas across the country.
extension.oregonstate.edu /emergency/wildfire.php   (206 words)

 Wlidfire Restaurant :: As featured on Menus.co.nz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
At Wildfire you will experience a unique dining tradition, which originated in the Southern Brazil region of Rio Grande do Sul, dating back to the 18th century.
Long skewers of succulent beef, chicken, fish, pork, lamb, ribs, Wildfire sausages and more, are basted with traditional marinades and gently roasted over a pit of glowing red-hot coals.
Wildfire's genuine Brazilian chefs ensure the authenticity of flavours and their long held family dining traditions are strictly maintained.
www.menus.co.nz /wildfire/index.html   (693 words)

 WILDFIRE Web   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
‘Wildfire’ is the Monash University Rural Health Club.
Wildfire aims to encourage and support both rural and urban students who have an interest in rural health and rural practice.
Its largest committee is based at the Clayton Campus, with new satellite branches at Northern, Eastern, Parkville and Churchill.
www.med.monash.edu.au /wildfire   (69 words)

 Natural Hazards - Wildfires
Wildfires are a growing natural hazard in most regions of the United States, posing a threat to life and property, particularly where native ecosystems meet developed areas.
However, because fire is a natural (and often beneficial) process, fire suppression can lead to more severe fires due to the buildup of vegetation, which creates more fuel.
In addition, the secondary effects of wildfires, including erosion, landslides, introduction of invasive species, and changes in water quality, are often more disastrous than the fire itself.
www.usgs.gov /hazards/wildfires   (296 words)

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